Saturday, October 17, 2015

A Quick and Easy Footstool Update

Don't you just love a quick and easy project?  My garage is loaded with all kinds of projects that need my attention, but lately I've been concentrating on the ones that can be flipped in an hour or less. I'll save the big projects for a rainy day.....if we ever get one.

vintage footstool update
It doesn't get much easier than this. It took me about an hour to update the tired old footstool I recently purchased at a vintage street faire



flea market find footstool update
This is what I started with. The fabric was a smelly mess and the metal legs were attached with hot glue. A little chalk paint took care of the dated looking legs.

vintage footstool gets an update
Look what I found after I pried off the legs and the dirty paisley fabric. Gag!!!  My parents had pillows covered in this fuzzy harvest gold/avocado green fabric back in the late 60s, but at least we never had to put up with plastic slip covers.

grain sack covered footstool flea market find
Grain sack remnant to the rescue. I didn't even bother removing the plastic wrap.

before and after vintage footstool with grain sack fabric
Am I crazy for not wanting any dirty shoes on it?  Right now it's living in the master bathroom with a few more linens and my clean baby shoes:-)

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30 comments:

  1. Really cute! I love how the grain sack looks. No dirty feet on that beauty!

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  2. Great job and I love the look of grain sack!!! LOL...no plastic covered furniture for us either!!! The baby shoes are adorable!!!

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  3. Great redo !! I have a footstool that needs help, and all I do is think about it, but not acting. :)
    Never had any plastic covered furniture, and always took the cellophane off new lamp shades also. :-D

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  4. What a pretty redo! I never seem to have the right sized material left over....you know I love grainsack anything! I know you're so busy with your own stuff, so I really appreciate you linking up over at our Vintage Charm party! Truly great to see you there!
    xoKathleen

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  5. That is so sweet and perfect - no dirty shoes allowed! Love it as a display piece. The painted legs change the whole vibe! Amen to flipping things fast - there's never long chunks of time in my life anymore.

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  6. LOVE this Betsy! Would love to have you share at our new link party, Vintage Charm--open from Thursday morning-Monday morning each week! Blessings, Cecilia

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  7. It's adorable! I just love that fabric you used.
    Brenda

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  8. Love it - painting the legs just brings the whole thing together.

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  9. Love that grain sack fabric! I remember the ugly gold and avocado green fabric....my mother had it everywhere with an orange shag rug! I didn't have to deal with the plastic over the furniture though!

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  10. Wow! You did a perfect job on this make-over . . . you took it from ugly to charming. I do remember the avocado and gold from the 70's . . . they were quite the fashionable colors back then. What were we thinking, LOL.

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  11. Totally smart to leave the plastic slip cover. We have 3 crazy little kids and I wish more of my furniture had plastic under it to keep spills from making my couch smell funny. haha

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  12. Betsy,
    It's always a surprise when we remove all that ugly fabric. Your little stool looks sooooo much better after her makeover.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  13. Betsy, I think this is a wonderful redo. I have a little stool like this awaiting my attention. Thank you so much for the inspiration~!

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  14. I totally understand that you wouldn't want dirty shoes on this now very pretty foot stool, Betsy. I'm glad though you didn't decide to wrap it in plastic, LOL.
    Have a great week :)!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  15. Ahhhhhhhh I knew you would re love this so pretty!!!
    Kris

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  16. I always have to chuckle when I'm redoing a piece and come across plastic protected fabric...usually (to me) the fabric is so unattractive I can't figure out why they would want to preserve it forever!!! You sure have this little cutie just styling! Have a lovely week ~ Mickie.

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  17. Love the makeover...it turned out so pretty!!
    ~Cindy

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  18. What a cute foot stool!! Great transformation!

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  19. Great rescue!! I love those darling baby shoes sitting on top, too.

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  20. Looks great! Lately, all I have time for is quick and easy projects. Yours are always so beautiful! Have a wonderful week!

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  21. Its so sleek now! We had plastic on furniture growing up - it made for some sticky summers!

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  22. Wow, that is very sweet! So are the shoes! What a lovely transformation!
    Linda
    mysewwhatblog

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  23. I'll bet you never expected to find that plastic covered fabric underneath lol! And who would super glue legs? Beautiful transformation...night and day difference!

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  24. I love stripes, and your footstool is gorgeous! Nice work! I would love if you share it with us at #OMHGWW http://sweethings.net/oh-my-heartsie-girls-ww/
    Hugs,

    Pili

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  25. This is soooo pretty!!! Love, love, love!!:)

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  26. How adorable!! So are the teeny tiny shoes!! :-)

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  27. It is lovely. Well worth keeping away from shoes. I would spray it with a fabric protector, just to be safe :-)
    Amalia
    xo

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  28. I could do with a good upholstery class from you, Betsy! I have too many things that need some love -- or replacement! It's very nice!

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